The lights on my fridge are out. Bulbs new. Switch is good.
The lights on my fridge are out. Replaced the bulbs and they still don't work. Removed the door switch, had it tested and it is testing fine. What is left to check? I know that it is very old and is probably getting up to the last leg but would like to have the lights back for the rest of it's life if possible.
Only thing I can find on the model is that it is a Kenmore fridge that was manufactured in 1987. I see a bunch of numbers on a tag inside but don't know which one is the model number. The one on top is 106.8683210 if that helps.
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There should be a plastic grille mounted on the ceiling of the fridge, usually, a good tap with the palm of your hand, towards the rear of the fridge will pop the grille loose and expose the light bulbs. Be sure to replace the bulbs with 40w appliance bulbs only! if replacing the bulb doesnt work, you may need a new light switch or the metal tab in the bulb socket may not be contacting the base of the bulb properly...
The reason they want you to disconnect the power is to prevent shock while installing the new bulb. The door switch controls the light in the freshfood so you really do not need to disconnect power, just be careful not to stick your finger into the socket. In most cases the bulb is hard to get securely screwed into the socket. The moisture in the refrigerator causes defect in the metal around the bulb socket and causes the bulb not to make a secure connectioin. So to repair your problem you can first off make sure the bulb is securely screwed into the socket. If it does not work you can check the voltage at the socket for the 110 volts. You can do this with any volt meter if you have one. Sometime the new bulbs can also be bad, its rare but possible. If you are not getting the proper voltage to the socket then you may need a door switch. If you have another light working in the freshfood then the door swith will not be the problem. The door switch is the only power feed swith to the socket, so one of those two will definately fixYa. Good luck and have a great day.
I am going to stick my neck out a little with this one although I agree with BoomerP. The clue of halogen bulbs is feeding my answer. Halogen bulbs require a high voltage transformer to operate and won't normally work with a dimmer but I never tried it. Bypassing the switch should bring them on though. If you have the proper voltage at the switch and they don't work with the switch bypassed, its probably a bad transformer in the fixture. Good Luck. Be careful.
Good day, If both lights went out at the same time, then it is normally the light switch which is located front and usually top of fridge compartment. First, test the old bulbs in a lamp ect. if O.K. then you will have to change the switch. It pries out, but is usually broken in the process. Do this with the machine unplugged, since the power to the switch is always hot electrically.
But before anything else....... Make sure the new bulbs are snugged in well. They form a moisture seal, and must be tight.
Steering wheel lights do not have bulbs you can change. The switch is a sealed asembly with an integral light. Each one costs around $110 at the dealership.
Heated seats have wires inside a fabric cover located betwwen the outside seat skin and the inner foam. Over time, they burn out. You can buy replacements from the dealer and have either them or an upholstery shop install them.
flickering noises??? are they working at all. or are tehy flickering on/off along with the noiise. id be willling to bet that if you removed the back panel from behind the refrig, youll find a control board mounted on the left side(when lookin at from behind) alongside the compresssor assy in a white box. if thats the case that, that there is a board there and your lights are not functioning and you hear "chattering" when the doors open you have a faulty board, look up via model number and replace it
there is a tab in the bottom of the light socket that can get bent so that it wont touch the base of the new bulb. unplug your refrig and use a small screw driver and bend the tab back out a little bit so that it will contact the new bulb...